The project proposes a complete research on the doctrinal sources of the theogony and of the cosmology of Early Manichaeism (end of the 3 th c.-firts half of the 4 th c.AD) in order to elucidate its theological and philosophical foundations, to put asunder the mythical elements and the conceptual ones, to define the concepts,to discern the internal logic od the doctrinal discoruse and to offer, finally, a systematic view of the authentic protological and cosmological doctrine of the founder Mani. The Project displays itself in three necessarily successive moments: a) Gathering and selection of texts inthe ten languages os the testimonia; Spanish version and, eventually, retroversion into Greek and Syriac; b) Essay of coalescence of parallel and synoptical texts in order to frame "doctrinal unities" expressed in a neutral language, actually Spanish; the outcome of such elaboration will be considered a mere tool,not a literary restitution; c) Sequentialisation of the textual unities and global interpretation, aiming at the elucidation of the systematic character of the doctrinal corpus of Manichaeism.
|Effective start/end date||19/12/00 → 19/12/03|
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